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L&M Arts Los Angeles Closes After Dissolved Partnership

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L&M Arts Los Angeles Closes After Dissolved Partnership

The writing was on the wall for L&M Arts Los Angeles.

After owners Dominique Lévy and Robert Mnuchin shut down their New York gallery and parted ways to start 2013, the closing of their L.A. venture seemed inevitable.

“We’re sad, of course. It’s an amazing place and has been an amazing three years,” said gallery director Sarah Watson. “But following the split in New York, this is only logical. Robert and Dominique were going their separate ways in New York and wanted to focus on their separate endeavors.”

The gallery opened on Venice Boulevard in 2010 and hosted what Lévy and Mnuchin described as “a thoughtful exhibition program that combined museum-level presentations of modern masters and work by some of the most important artists of our time” during its three years of business. Upon their split, the owners had initially planned to continue running their L.A. gallery together, but later decided it would be best to focus on their own separate galleries in New York – Lévy’s at 909 Madison Avenue and Mnuchin’s at 45 East 78th Street.

Watson told ARTINFO that featured artists are not left stranded, and that her primary concern is finding new representation for those who need it.

“Many of these relationships will continue,” she said. “It’s just a question of where and when.”

Courtesy of L&M Arts

Courtesy of L&M Arts

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